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AEW Dynamite results, live blog (May 11, 2022): Owen Hart Tournaments begin

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Here’s a place to check results and comment along with a new episode of AEW Dynamite, airing tonight at 8 pm ET on TBS.

Check out our Wednesday morning preview post to get caught up on what led up to, and what we’re looking forward to on, tonight’s show.

This week’s show comes our way from UBS Arena at Belmont Park in the most magical place on Earth (according to Maxwell Jacob Freidman) — Long Island, New York. It will feature three Owen Hart Tournament Quarterfinal matches: Dax Harwood vs. Adam Cole, Darby Allin vs. Jeff Hardy, and Jaime Hayter vs. Toni Storm! Plus, CM Punk takes on local guy John Silver, Ricky Starks defends the FTW title against Jungle Boy, the Jericho Appreciation Society appreciates Jericho, Wardlow finds out MJF’s stipulations for their match, Danhausen’s in-ring debut against Tony Nese... and more!

Come right back here at 8 pm ET when the Dynamite live blog kicks off once the show starts on TBS. It will be below this line here.

Enjoy the show!


I tried, you don’t believe me, but I did. I tried to mature, be responsible, dot dot dot, but my heart is juvenile and my character’s not so hot. However, I’m quite good at liveblogging this here pro wrestling show for you, folks.

The show opens with the intro video.

Adam Cole vs. Dax Harwood (Owen Hart Foundation Tournament First Round Match)

Collar and elbow, backing Harwood into the corner, breaking with an “Adam Cole, bay bay!” and a pieface. Dax with a side headlock, Adam powers up and rams him into the corner, and this time Harwood drops him with a chop when he taunts! Chops into the ropes, whip reversed but Cole takes Dax ass over teakettle!

Grounded punches, bit of mat grappling, Cole throws Harwood into the ringpost! Fighting continues on the floor, Adam brawling him around ringside and rolling inside to break the count as we go to break.

Back from commercial, Cole with a hard whip into the turnbuckles, jockeying for position over a whip and Harwood hits two German suplexes! Transitioning to a third, standing switch, Adam gets one and then Dax turns it back around for a third of his own!

Off the top, nobody home, Harwood lands on his feet and hits the slingshot powerbomb... NOPE! Cole with a brainbuster on the knee, cover for two! Adam tunes up the band, Dax counters, O’Connor roll, springboard crossbody on the kickout, only two! Whip reversed, springboard and Cole cuts him out of mid-air with a superkick... STILL NO!

Harwood reverses the pin... CRUCIFIX CAN’T KEEP ADAM COLE DOWN! Back and forth, Cole with an upkick, Panama Sunrise blocked, Dax hits the piledriver... NOT ENOUGH! Following it up with the Sharpshooter in the middle of the ring, Adam trying to post up to block and Dax collapses!

Cole blasts Harwood off the apron and into the barricade, he’s knocked out and takes a moment to get to his senses as referee Bryce Remsburg counts. Back up at eight, he slips off the apron and powers up to get in right before ten! Cole going for the Sharpshooter, spitting in Dax’s face!

Crawling, desperate, but he just can’t get to the ropes...

Adam Cole wins by submission with a Sharpshooter.

We get a hype reel for Darby Allin vs. Jeff Hardy in our main event tonight.

“Hangman” Adam Page joins the commentary desk for this one.

CM Punk vs. John Silver

Collar and elbow, into the corner, Punk breaks clean and takes a breather outside before going back in and grabbing a side headlock. Silver breaks away and knocks him down and flexes, block the hip toss, backslide and again CM runs to the floor. Back inside, the Meat Man batters him with strikes in the corner, headed up top but Punk blocks the tornado DDT!

A lariat follows and we go to break.

Back from commercial, Silver powers up with leg kicks, off the ropes, Punk goes for a backslide but he rolls through into more kicks! Brainbuster follows... SO CLOSE! Fired up, calling for it, Argentine backbreaker rack but CM slips out and hits a flash roundhouse kick to send him stumbling into the corner.

Rising knee into a short-arm lariat, Punk is rolling, whip across, leg lariat connects, following it up with Buckshot...

CM Punk wins by pinfall with Buckshot.

Post-match, Hangman storms into the ring and he and Punk go forehead to forehead. CM gets on the mic and says he seems like he’s taking it personal, but when it comes to that title, it’s not personal to him, it’s just business. He used to wake up every morning and ask himself “are you a good guy” and this morning he woke up and asked himself if he’s the champ, and his answer was “yes”.

Last week Adam said he was gonna destroy him? Well he destroyed his boy and after Double or Nothing, he WILL shake his hand, whether he’s conscious or not. Punk offers a hand and Page flips him the bird in his face!

Dr. Britt Baker, DMD and her pals are interviewed backstage.

Britt talks about how she and Jamie Hayter are going to dominate the Owen Hart Foundation Tournament.

Danhausen vs. Tony Nese

Nese blasts right in...

Tony Nese wins by pinfall with a running knee.

Post-match, “Smart” Mark Sterling gets on the mic and rants about Nese embarrassing all our internet meme wrestlers and demands he hit another knee with the pad down!


Danhausen offers a handshake and HOOK accepts!

And so we go to break.

Back from commercial, Wardlow is escorted to the ring, practically drowning in security.

We get a mock Dark Side of the Ring video package about Wardlow’s betrayal of Maxwell Jacob Friedman.

MJF makes his entrance and grandstands for his hometown crowd.

He gets on the mic and talks about how this is a true David vs. Goliath story, and is here to talk about the conditions for him giving Wardlow a match and letting him out of his contract, but first he asks his people to get out of their seats and boo Wardlow out of the building every time he speaks.

Wardlow grabs the mic and the crowd boos, so Max tells him he doesn’t get to speak. Now it’s time to talk conditions, buddy, and let’s be honest, Wardlow is kind of the worst and karma is coming his way for everything that happened to his best friend Cody Rhodes.

If Wardlow wants a match at Double or Nothing, he’s gonna get whipped how many times? Shawn Spears provides the number ten. And then if Wardlow makes it past the whipping, he’ll have to wrestle Spears inside of a steel cage, and not just any cage match, no, MJF will be special guest referee.

And if he can get past that? Wardlow gets the match. But now they have to talk about what happens if he loses at Double or Nothing— he’ll never be allowed to sign an AEW contract ever. Mr. Mayhem tries to sign in the cuffs and MJF tells the security to uncuff him so he can sign.

He does, and of course he starts taking security guards out left and right while Friedman cowers “like Martin Sheen in the Dead Zone” per my wife! Spears charges in and Mr. Mayhem drops him with a single punch! Smart Mark sacrifices himself to save Max, Wardlow sets the table back up... AND POWERBOMBS STERLING THROUGH!

And so we go to break.

Back from commercial, we get a video package for the Samoa Joe / Jay Lethal feud.

“Jungle Boy” Jack Perry vs. Ricky Starks (c) (FTW Championship)

Mat grappling to start, hammerlock from Jungle Boy, knucklelock, Starks with an Arabian press arm drag to counter. Perry fires back, big dropkick sends Ricky to the floor and we go to break.

Back from commercial, Starks grinding him down with a bodyscissors, Perry slips out and explodes with shoulder blocks and a big lariat! Suplex lift from Ricky, reversed, Jungle Boy with a tornado DDT for two! Looking for Roshambo, reversed, Starks hangs on but gets it reversed again!

Big superkick, cover... SO CLOSE! Off the ropes, Ricky with a spear, still just a two count! Perry locks Snare Trap on in the middle of the ring! Red faced Ricky Starks crawls for the ropes and forces the break! Starks looks to run away, Shane Strickland comes down, la casadora, referee is busy with Swerve, no count!


Ricky Starks wins by pinfall with Roshambo to retain the FTW Championship.

Christian Cage and Luchasaurus come to the ring, blowing past Strickland on their way to Jungle Boy.

They have a confrontation, Team Taz comes around the corner to threaten Swerve and Keith Lee comes down to play equalizer.

Cage pulls Jack in for an embrace and we go to break.

Back from commercial we get a Tony Khan promo about AAPI representation, which is nice.

The Jericho Appreciation Society make their entrance.

A podium is set up in the ring for their victory speech.

Matt Menard asks if we want to know what makes his nipples hard (we don’t) and says it’s that he gets to stand here with the greatest faction in the world. Chris Jericho points out that he’s a hometown hero, born down the road in Manhasset, but he moved away quick because this place is a dump.

And if you have a problem with that, he’ll throw a fireball in your face because he’s a wizard. They did exactly what they said they’d do by eliminating Santana, Ortiz, and Eddie Kingston, and he admonishes them to stay at home. He tells Eddie’s wife to give him a call, and Daniel Garcia takes over.

He says a sports entertainer beats a pro wrestler every time, and—

Enter Jon Moxley.

Y2J tells him to turn around and go on another sabbatical because there’s only one of him and five of them.

The rest of the Blackpool Combat Club make their entrance to even the odds!

Jericho points out they’re still outnumbered... EDDIE KINGSTON AND HIS BOYS ARE BACK BABY!

The Jericho Appreciation Society is trapped and we got a brawl! Kingston chokes Jericho but when Hager tries to pull him to safety William Regal shows him the power of the punch! The Jericho Appreciation Society scuttle away with their tails between their legs.

We get a video package for Thunder Rosa vs. Serena Deeb and are informed that our main event will be contested under Anything Goes rules.

Jamie Hayter vs. Toni Storm (Owen Hart Foundation Tournament First Round Match)

Collar and elbow, Storm with a side headlock, Hayter gets away and takes a breather in the corner. before getting serious and blasting Toni to the floor to send us to break.

Back from commercial, trading chops over a whip attempt, moving on to forearms and both women end up down and out! Tornado DDT out of the corner, Jamie crashes to the floor and Storm hits another one to the floor! Back inside, diving crossbody... NOPE!

Backbreaker from Hayter for two, to the apron, Jamie hits a Rock Bottom and pulls her back inside! Superplex, roll through, small package for two! Backslide, roll through, Storm Zero...

Toni Storm wins by pinfall with Storm Zero.

We get promos from Scorpio Sky and Frankie Kazarian ahead of their TNT Championship match on Rampage.

Kazarian’s is a live interview but he gets interrupted by Sammy Guevara, who claims that Sky is gonna stab Kaz in the back. Frankie says he trusts himself and that’s all he needs, and he shoos Sammy away.

Excalibur goes into Micro Machines mode talking up our upcoming cards.

Darby Allin vs. Jeff Hardy (Owen Hart Foundation Tournament First Round Anything Goes Match)

Allin with a dive out the gates, getting chairs out from under the ring and doing some hardcore Feng Shui on the floor! Hardy flapjacks him into the steel steps, whip reversed, Darby dives over the steps only to eat a lariat! Jeff turns the steps on their side, Twist of Fate denied and Darby puts him into the post!

In the ring for the first time, Twist of Fate in the ropes and Hardy gets a ladder from under the ring and slides it inside to send us to break.

Back from commercial, Allin pulls Hardy off a ladder and crotches him in the ropes! Climbing up the ladder, Jeff on the chairs... SENTON ATOMICO OFF THE TOP OF THE LADDER AND TO THE FLOOR THROUGH THE CHAIRS! Both men slow to recover in the wreckage, back inside, Hardy on the apron, Darby up top... COFFIN DROP TO THE APRON!

Hanging Allin on the steps, smashing him into them, Jeff goes up top... SWANTON BOMB TO THE FLOOR AND INTO THE STEPS AND DARBY ROLLS AWAY! Back inside, Coffin Drop... HARDY REVERSES TO A CRUCIFIX PIN AND STEALS IT!

Jeff Hardy wins by pinfall with a crucifix pin.

Post-match, the Undisputed Elite come out to the stage, Adam Cole waving at Hardy ahead of their match next week.

That’s the show, folks.

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